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Press Release | April 9, 2024

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard to host ribbon cutting ceremony at Base Boston for Fast Response Cutter pier

Editors' Note: Media interested in attending are requested to RSVP at by 8 a.m., April 11, and should arrive no later than 9:45 a.m., Thursday.

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter piers at Base Boston, Thursday.

WHO: Rear Adm. Amy Grable, assistant commandant for engineering and logistics, and Andrea Gayle-Bennett, deputy secretary of the executive office of veterans' services.

WHAT: Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Pier Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Base Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109

This ceremony marks the completion of a large Coast Guard investment in the Northeast with a $35 million recapitalization of current Coast Guard facilities at Base Boston and acquisition of six new Fast Response Cutters at a cost of $380 million. The FRCs are the Coast Guard’s newest cutter class replacing the Legacy Island Class Patrol Boats and will operate throughout the Coast Guard’s First District from New York, to the Canadian border.

These cutters are designed for missions including:

  • search and rescue
  • fisheries law enforcement
  • drug and migrant interdiction
  • port, waterways, and coastal security
  • national defense

In addition, the Coast Guard will increase personnel presence in the area with 222 new Coast Guard members to crew and maintain the cutters. These new crews are expected to have an annual economic impact of $45 million on the local economy.